01 March 2015

Hokkaido Robata Genshiyaki | recommended Japanese restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand

Remember in my previous post when I talked about a Japanese cuisine dinner in Bangkok? Take a look at the following food photos... including 3 crab dishes, scallops, shrimps, half a fish and beef tongue... the total damage costs us just SGD 130!

Hokkaido Robata Genshiyaki is an open-concept kitchen restaurant in Bangkok that is owned and runned by a Japanese, Masashi Ikawa from Hokkaido. I learnt that genshiyaki refers to primitive charcoal grilling. Once you step into the restaurant, you will notice the above BBQ fire sand pit, and our table was right in front of this grilling station - a feast for the eyes too! 

As mentioned, the above feast only costs us SGD 130... which damage is likely to triple or more if we order the same in Singapore. With the 'live action' watching the chefs at work, this probably marks the best seafood in Bangkok for me :) Our only regret was not ordering more scallops, which costs a mere SGD 1.50 each, And we also learnt a lesson - not to order boiled crabs next time. The boiled crabs were actually served 'fresh' from the fridge - while we enjoy the mild sweetness of the crabs, it was short lived as our tastebuds soon become numb from the coldness and our fingers wrinkled from the wetness of the crab shells. We enjoyed the grilled crab legs better, with the smokey flavor and ease of removal from the shells.

Hokkaido Robata Genshiyaki

Soi 31, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Directions / How to get there:
The restaurant is about 15 minutes' walk away from Asok BTS metro station and Terminal 21 shopping mall. Click here for directions using Google map